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Astros Crawfish Boil: May 21, 2018

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Your #1 source for Houston Astros news as well as other MLB articles for May 21

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2018 Houston Astros starting rotation may rank as one of the best ever - MLB.com

Through just 48 games, the 2018 Astros starting five are stacking up with some of the best to ever play the game.

Lance McCullers Jr. has added a third reliable pitch to his arsenal - FanGraphs

Ever since his great performance against the New York Yankees in the 2017 ALCS, McCullers has begun using his curveball less and relying more on a new weapon.

Derek Fisher heads to the 10-day disabled list, J.D. Davis (finally!) called up - MLB.com

This is certainly unfortunate news for Fisher, who has shown flashes of great offensive production so far this season but just has not been able to display any consistency.

Clutch home run from Brian McCann helps Astros earn series win - Houston Chronicle

After getting a brilliant outing from Lance McCullers Jr., the Astros, led by veteran catcher Brian McCann, pulled away late to get the win on Sunday Night Baseball.

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The Tampa Bay Rays tried out an unusual pitching experiment this weekend - SBNation MLB

We all know the Tampa Bay Rays are on the forefront of baseball’s analytics wave, and this weekend they tested out a very interesting bullpen approach.

Mookie Betts and J.D. Martinez of the Boston Red Sox are currently a better hitting combo than Yankees sluggers Aaron Judge and Giancarlo Stanton - ESPN.com

The Yankees got all the headlines this offseason for their acquisition of Stanton, but so far its the Red Sox who seem to have made the better investment.

Despite multiple injuries to pitching staff, the San Francisco Giants are playing .500 baseball so far- McCovey Chronicles

As they head into Minute Maid Park for a two-game series, the Giants are actually playing pretty well through adversity.